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Psikoloji Nedir? 
What is Psychology? 

Psychology is a discipline that tries to understand and make sense of the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of individuals.  In other words, psychology tries to reveal people's behaviors and the mental processes underlying these behaviors in a cause-effect relationship.   The term “Psychology” was first coined in the 16th century  'psycho' meaning 'soul' and 'logia' meaning 'research-science'._cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

What is Psychotherapy? 
Psikoterapi Nedir? 
Psikoterapi Türleri Nelerdir? 

Psychotherapy is the process of safely discovering your feelings, thoughts, beliefs about yourself and others, and your personal life in the company of a specialist who has received the necessary training. It takes place in a professional relationship, with a client-focused, ethical and therapeutic interaction.  There are many types of psychotherapy, and each has its own unique approach. The type of psychotherapy that is right for you is chosen based on your personal situation.  

What Are The Types Of Psychotherapy? 

There are many psychotherapy approaches. Some of the commonly used ones are; 

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • Gestalt Therapy 

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Schema Therapy 

  • Psychodrama 

  • Play Therapy 

  • psychodynamic psychotherapy

  • dialectical behavior therapy

  •  Acceptance and commitment therapy 

  • family therapy,

  • Group therapy 

Confidentiality During and After Psychotherapy 
Psikoterapi anı ve sonrasında gizlilik 

Many clients or those considering counseling have this issue in mind.  'The psychologist is obliged to keep the information he/she receives from the people and institutions he/she serves during his/her work confidential.' (Turkish Psychologists Association Ethics Regulation article 3.2) 

Who is a Psychologist? 
Psikolog Kimdir? 

Individuals who have graduated with a bachelor's degree from domestic psychology undergraduate programs accepted by YÖK and foreign psychology undergraduate programs accepted by YÖK have the right to use the title of psychologist.

What is the Difference Between Psychologist and Psychiatrist?
​Psikolog ve Psikiyatrist Arasındaki Fark Nedir?

Psychologist and psychiatrist are different professions. Psychologists graduate from the psychology department of universities. They can practice psychotherapy. They do not have the authority to administer psychopharmacological treatment (drug therapy). Psychiatrists, on the other hand, are doctors who graduated from the Medicine department of universities. It has the authority to practice psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment.

What is the Most Commonly Used Psychotherapy Approach?
En Yaygın Kullanılan Psikoterapi Yaklaşımı Hangisi?

Although there are many psychotherapy approaches, the most widely used psychotherapy approach today is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In addition, approaches and techniques such as Schema therapy, Positive psychotherapy and Mindfulness are also used quite frequently. 

Is Psychopharmacological Treatment Harmful? 
Psikofarmakolojik Tedavi Zararlı Mıdır? 

A common knowledge among the public is that psychological drugs are harmful and addictive. Thanks to the developing and advancing medical science today, this harm and dependence has been considerably reduced and has fallen to almost non-existent levels. In cases where the use of medication is necessary, the harm caused by not using it cannot be compared with the harm caused by using it. Psychopharmacological drug use should be used under doctor's prescription and control. Remember, avoiding medication when necessary is just as dangerous as using unnecessary medication. 

What should I do before going to the psychologist?
Psikoloğa Gitmeden Önce Neler yapmalıyım?

First, research your therapist. Find out if you have graduated from a Bachelor of Psychology program. Unfortunately, due to the fact that there is no professional law for psychologists in our country, people who graduate from different major programs can claim to be psychotherapists with a weekend course. It will also be beneficial for you to find out if your psychotherapist has adopted a certain school and whether he has sufficient information and documents in the school he has adopted. 

How Many Sessions of Psychotherapy Do I Need? 
Kaç Seans Psikoterapi Almam Gerekir? 

This is completely subjective. depends on many factors. Your personality traits, the mental illness experienced, the severity of the symptoms, the social support received, your level of determination and many other possible factors will change your session duration. 


To reach our article on the main differences of Cognitive Behavioralism, Psychoanalysis and Existentialism approaches click here.
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